We Don’t Need Another Hero by Sierra Dean

Posted April 15, 2016 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 2 Comments

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We Don’t Need Another Hero by Sierra DeanWe Don't Need Another Hero by Sierra Dean
Published by Sierra Dean on 04-05-2016
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 147 pages
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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She'll Light His Fire.

The city of Gold Bay once had a great champion in local superhero Apollo. But after his brutal defeat at the hands of The Scourge, the citizens have been left to the villainous whims of a madman.

When young reporter Rebecca “Bex” Beckett returns home to care for her sick father, the last thing she expects is his request that she play caretaker to his shut-in employer, Camden Nash. Cam is not the same man Bex remembers from ten years earlier. Once a pinnacle of society, he is now a broken shell of his former self. Yet something is simmering between them.

As Bex becomes interested in the elusive mayor of Gold Bay, Simon Nerezza, Cam must rally to become the hero he once was in order to protect Bex from Nerezza’s dark past. But Bex is no damsel in distress. She has a trick or two up her own sleeve, and things in the city on the bay around about to get super hot.

Contains a grumpy has-been hero, a fiery heroine who is too hot to handle, and a villain who’d love nothing more than to have them both in the palm of his hand.

Getting my hands on a Sierra Dean book is like getting my hands on a box of Girl Scout, Thin Mint cookies. I know I’m going to gobble up the whole thing in one sitting. That’s exactly what I wanted to do to We Don’t Need Another Hero but because of paper deadlines for school I had to nibble on it a little each night before bed. Trust me when I say, I really wanted to binge on it like my second box of thin mint cookies.

I went into We Don’t Need Another Hero not knowing much about the characters or the plot. I knew it was superhero based and I was game for it. What happens with a superhero is broken and hits away from fifteen years? He gets pissy and drunk. What happens with the girl he knew all those years ago comes back to town? She grew up to be a saucy redhead report that knows he’s hiding something. But she’s hiding a few secrets herself, like the fact that she’s someone who you shouldn’t scare while near an open flame.

We Don’t Need Another Hero is set in either the late 40s or the early 50s. Sierra Dean peppers the story with history clues to help the readers get an idea of the time setting for the story.

England had a young new queen […] Joseph McCarthy’s Communist witch-hunt […] Truman was faring as president […]  

We Don’t Need Another Hero packed a punch in a short about of pages with its action, romance and sexy times. Even if you’re not into comics or superheroes you can still enjoy it. The romance between Cam and Bex keeps the fire burning at a slow heat and it’s not to be missed.

The stubble and unkempt hair gave him [Cam] a rakish quality, like the ne’er-do-well scoundrel of a Jane Austen novel.

A Mr. Wickham she could dismiss as fantasy, but if Camden Nash turned out to be Mr. Darcy, she might accidentally have a literal meltdown.

 

 

About Sierra Dean

Sierra Dean is a reformed historian. She was born and raised in the Canadian prairies and is allowed annual exit visas in order to continue her quest of steadily conquering the world one city at a time. Making the best of the cold Canadian winters, Sierra indulges in her less global interests: drinking too much tea and writing urban fantasy.
Ever since she was a young girl she has loved the idea of the supernatural coexisting with the mundane. As an adult, however, the idea evolved from the notion of fairies in flower beds, to imagining that the rugged-looking guy at the garage might secretly be a werewolf. She has used her overactive imagination to create her own version of the world, where vampire, werewolves, fairies, gods and monsters all walk among us, and she’ll continue to travel as much as possible until she finds it for real.

She’s also a book lover (of course!), obsessive collector of OPI nailpolish and the owner of way too many pairs of shoes.

Portrait Credit: Megan Lara

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I coexist with my husband of 15 years, our 11-year-old son and two chilled cats in the Deep South.

After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.

While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).
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